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Statistically Speaking: Ranks 12th in school history in career assists (66) and 19th in steals (15).

2016: Led team in assists (35) and ranked second in points (59) • also ranked third in steals (31) and fifth in goals (24) • notched an assist, two steals and two ejections drawn versus 14th-ranked Harvard • handed out assist against fourth-ranked Pacific • grabbed two steals at 13th-ranked Brown • dished three assists and had two steals against MIT • notched an assist and two steals versus 10th-ranked UC San Diego • tallied three points (1g, 2a) versus top-ranked UCLA • had an assist versus third-ranked Cal • totaled five points (4g, 1a) and a block in win over Navy • scored three goals and handed out three assists in win over Wagner • notched two points (1g, 1a), two steals and an ejection drawn in loss to Fordham • totaled five points (2g, 3a) and four steals versus 13th-ranked Bucknell • scored, dished two assists and blocked a shot in win at Fordham • dished three assists and grabbed two steals at Wagner • totaled three points (1g, 2a) in loss at 20th-ranked Santa Clara • scored and grabbed two steals versus 18th-ranked St. Francis • had three steals and three drawn ejections against San Jose State • totaled three points (1g, 2a) and two ejections drawn at 17th-ranked George Washington • finished with five points (2g, 3a) in win over 18th-ranked George Washington • scored and dished two assists at Navy • scored a pair at 13th-ranked Bucknell • totaled four points (2g, 2a) and three steals in win over Navy in MAWPC quarterfinals • scored twice in loss to 18th-ranked George Washington in MAWPC semifinals.

2015: Totaled 15 goals, 31 assists, 15 steals and 13 ejections drawn • tied for fourth on the team in assists • 31 assists are second most by a freshman in school history • totaled four points (1g, 3a) and two steals in season-opening win over Iona • handed out three assists in win over Cal Lutheran • finished with three assists in win over Washington & Jefferson • tallied two assists and one steal in win over George Washington • scored and handed out an assist in win over Mercyhurst • totaled four points (2g, 2a) in win at Caltech • scored and grabbed two steals in loss at Pomona-Pitzer • tallied an assist in win over MIT • scored in loss at 13th-ranke Bucknell • had a pair of steals in loss at Navy • totaled six points, including a career-best five assists, two steals and two ejections drawn in win over Monmouth (IL) • scored twice, handed out two assists and drew four ejections in win at Connecticut College • totaled four points (2g, 2a) in win over Mercyhurst • handed out five assists in win over Salem International • totaled two points (1g, 1a) in win at 15th-ranked Bucknell • scored in loss to 11th-ranked Princeton • scored and drew two ejections in win over St. Francis in CWPA Quarterfinals • scored and had a steal in win over 10th-ranked Brown in CWPA Semifinals • drew and an ejection and grabbed a steal in one-goal loss to 11th-ranked Princeton in CWPA Championship.

Personal: Joshua Kurtz • son of Jim and Julane Kurtz • brother, Jacob, played water polo for one year at Redlands • named second team all-league and led team to CIF semifinals as a sophomore • named team's Most Valuable Defensive Player, first team all-league and second team All-CIF as a junior • led team to CIF quarterfinals in junior season • named team's Most Valuable Defensive Player, league MVP and First Team All-CIF as a senior • led team to CIF semifinals in senior season • played four years with San Diego Shores • led club team to third place at US Club Championships in 2013 and 2015 • also swam in high school and won CIFSDS title in the 200 Free Relay • also two-time first team all-league and First Team All-CIF as a junior • is a certified scuba diver • majoring in neuroscience.

Kurtz Year by Year
Goals Assists Points Steals Ej. Drawn Blocks
2015 15 31 46 15 3 0
2016 24 35 59 31 12 2
Totals 39 66 105 46 15 2

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Josh Kurtz

Josh  Kurtz

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
El Cajon, CA

High School:
Granite Hills

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185

Position:
Utility

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